As prior service I will describe it to you as it was described to me. You are in the military. Your primary job, despite your MoS, is to pick up a gun and shoot at the enemy. So yes, you can be deployed no matter what your MoS is. The likelihood depends on your MoS.
If you are a clerk then the chances are slim. As is JAG officer, etc etc. Or rear support like supply, etc etc. They will use available soldiers until recruiting supplements the combat ranks. So if people aren't dying or getting injured beyond being combat ready, then you r chances are slim.
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sometime units that have no practical purpose in a war will deploy and take on the role of infantry, KINDA. some units have a 'security' section also that acts as more of an infantry role, although they will not gear their missions as infantry missions, their missions will be relevant to their units security only. What MOS are you?
For example, artillery units are rarely used in the war in afghanistan, these units will often take on the role of an infantry-ish mission. But make no mistake, if you are not infantry, you will never really be infantry.
You can deploy WITH an infantry company, but you'll probably still do something close to your job. Ex: i'm a bradley mechanic, but i haven't touched a bradley since i left AIT. My company only has humvees and flatbeds. That being said, nearly EVERY unit has vehicles of some kind, so there's a chance that i could deploy with an armored 'sister unit' to work on their tanks, bradleys, etc. if they need you, they can call you away, but chances are that you'll stay with your unit.